I’ve covered my bedroom walls in my framed Fashion Doll prints and , they go perfectly with the floral Pip Studio bedding and quirky ornaments in my room…………….my room truly is my little castle!
Here are my 2 newest pieces (I now have 5 pictures in this range, I aim to create another 5 in the coming weeks)……………a pink pangolin in a beret and a green flamingo in a bowtie and bowler hat………….what next?!
I have started experimenting with and recycling past artworks to develop my Surreal Fashion Doll collection further.
My Fashion Doll Exhibition is proving to be a huge success :), it finishes on the 31st August, so don’t forget to pay it a visit before it ends!
London Fashion Dolls at The Brady Art and Community Centre near Brick Lane in conjunction with Tower Hamlets Council.
6th August- 31st August
Mon- Fri 9am – 7pm, Sat 10.30am – 5pm
|Brady Arts and Community Centre|
|Address||192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU|
|Tel||020 7364 7900|
Veronica Rowlands is a London based designer whose passion lies in Fashion Illustration and Surface Pattern Design.
One source of inspiration for her work comes frequent visits to museums such as the Museum of Childhood and Pollock’s Toy Museum where she has made many drawings of vintage dolls or toys. She has given them a contemporary twist through experimenting with a range of exciting and flamboyant colours, adorning them with edgy current trends, in order to preserve and set free the inner child!
Rowlands has more recently been making visits to Brick Lane and surrounding areas to explore the imagery and architecture which has inspired the development of the ‘London Fashion Dolls’ collection.
The architectural styles portrayed in the collection provide interesting juxtapositions between modern builds and classic buildings which highlight the temporal contrasts of the East London cityscape – old charm, new dynamism as well as the Avant Garde milieu of Brick Lane which is a 10 minute walk from beating heart of the financial district – a sprawling, architecturally diverse yet cohesive urban hub.
The Fashion Dolls display a cutting edge mix of vintage and with contemporary, cutting edge attire to show the strong styles and changes within this area. – London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Several weeks ago I answered a call-out on the Tower Hamlets website asking for artists with an Olympic theme running through their work to exhibit at the ‘Brady Arts and Community Centre.’
I’m delighted to say that on Thursday I recieved an email saying that my ‘London Fashion Doll’ collection has been chosen to be exhibited for 3 weeks at the beginning of August :D!
The centre is my dream place to exhibit this collection as being located in Brick Lane it fits the Avante Garde ‘East London Style’ theme perfectly and is close to all the major East London Buildings which I have used.
I don’t have a great deal of time as I’ll be putting the work up early August but would really like to develop the collection further, (maybe with a few more Illustrations). I’m going for a meeting with them on Wednesday so will have a look at the space and decide what else to do.
Collection so far :